Police and trading standards officers are asking shopkeepers in the south of the city if they object to bottles being marked with a unique code. The scheme follows a successful trial in the Livingston and Eliburn areas during 2005.
The marks, which can be read only under ultraviolet light, will mean police can trace where any alcohol seized was bought. Wine, vodka, cider and alcopops will be targeted.
Botterill's Armadale store is one of the latest to sign up. Operations director Brian Straiton said: "We were very willing to get involved. It's important to work with the authorities so that the unscrupulous retailers can be rooted out."